'Nuts' is a film packed with excellent performances. Richard Dreyfus is great as usual. Maureen Stapleton is great. Eli Wallach is great and James Whitmore is outstanding... but Barbara Streisand is terrible. Now that's a one HUGE flaw considering that she is the lead in this film. So bad is her acting that you even see her squirt a fake teardrop into her eye (wow). She plays a prostitute who has been charged with manslaughter. Her behaviour is erratic and violent and psychiatric evaluations find her to be crazy... and so the movie centres on a court hearing to determine whether she is competent enough to stand trail. I watched this tonight for the first time since the 90s and I was taken aback at how average it is. It's a pointless film with a predictable turn of events. The abused childhood. The abusive ex husband etc... it's all handled so poorly that the entire movie is one big cliche. You will see the outcome from a mile away but what really topped the absurdity was the closing credits explaining what happened next, as though it was a true story. My God, so many wasted performers in one really awful film. Hated it!